Essential to the European jazz scene, this legendary trio has released over 24 albums in their 30 year (!) career.
Fabrizio Cassol (saxophone) | Michel Hatzigeorgiou (el. bass) | Stéphane Galland (drums)
Since their debut in 1992, it has been hard to imagine the Belgian and European jazz scene without the innovative Aka Moon. Their refreshing approach to jazz gives the trio a highly distinctive sound. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmies in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-American and European traditions.
The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is down to the fact that they, independent of any particular trends, combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like mad DJ’s. They slide from one phrase into another, opening up new harmonic and rhythmic paths. As a trio or in larger formations they cross over in a kaleidoscopic and elusive way creating a whirlwind of unclassifiable, transcending and cosmic music. They released dozens of albums (studio & live), played in more than 30 countries & worked together with the most virtuoso musicians, choreographers and artists from all over the world.
In January 2023, the band released their 24th record 'Quality of Joy', inviting 14 international guests musicians.
February 2023 brings another highlight: the first ever collaboration with another pivotal Belgian jazz group: the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, who is as well celebrating their 30 years. All info here.
“Beethoven-Freunde werden sich wundern. Sind die Bezüge zum Komponisten doch vielfältig vermittelt und nich unbedingt musikalischer Art. Ein Konzeptalbum” ★★★★
Fono Forum (DE)
“Ce groove galvanisant transfigure l'expression de la mélancolie, ou plutôt la dépasse et la déplace. Un album dense aux plages longues dont les musiciens ont poussé chaque idée jusqu'au bout de son potentiel : Opus 111 est un jalon important dans le parcours discographique d'Aka Moon.”
Jazz Magazine (FR)
“Mouvement et permanence, mémoire et instantanéité, improvisation et écriture, innovation et tradition, ici et ailleurs (...)”
Management & bookings R.O.W
Paméla Malemprépamela@aubergineartistmanagement.com+32 498 41 31 54
Gilles Dierickxgilles@aubergineartistmanagement.com+32 471 44 30 88